MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 3, 2014 — The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Nicholas Kay, condemned the murder of Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’, a Member of the Somali Federal Parliament, killed in Mogadishu today and expressed his deep concern regarding recent attacks in the city claimed by Al-Shabaab since the start of the holy month of Ramadan.
Mr Mohamud and a security officer were shot and killed as they travelled in a vehicle in Mogadishu this morning. A parliamentary official accompanying them was also injured and a second MP escaped unharmed.
“I am appalled to learn of the murder of Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’ and condemn his brutal murder in the strongest terms. Ramadan is a time for peace and reconciliation; to commit such callous crimes during the holy month demonstrates how little regard the perpetrators have for the Somali people,” SRSG Kay said.
“I call on the authorities to make every effort to bring the perpetrators to justice as quickly as possible. We remain resolute in our support for the Somali people and their representatives as they work to realise their hope for a peaceful and stable future.” he added.
SRSG Kay offers his sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Mohamud and the security officer, as well as to the Federal Parliament of Somalia, and wishes a quick recovery for those injured.
SOURCE: UNITED NATIONS